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OLDSMOBILE ALERO - 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 102 complaints filed for the 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/10/2014 - WOLCOTT, CT
FAILURE HAPPEN AGAIN. THE VEHICLE AS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER REPLACE. THE CAM SENSOR AND CRANK SENSOR MODULATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER THE FAILURE HAPPEN AGAIN. THE DEALER THEN STATED THAT COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE FAILURE AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE FAILURE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER STATED THE FUEL PUMP WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE REOCURED SHORTLY AFTER. THE DEALER FUEL PUMP WOULD NEED TO BE REPAIRED AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO ANOTHER DEALER. THE DEALER THEN STATED THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BECAUSE OF A DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE DID NOT REOCURED . THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,650. AZ

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ENGINE

4/10/2014 - WOLCOTT, CT
FAILURE HAPPEN AGAIN. THE VEHICLE AS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER REPLACE. THE CAM SENSOR AND CRANK SENSOR MODULATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER THE FAILURE HAPPEN AGAIN. THE DEALER THEN STATED THAT COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE FAILURE AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE FAILURE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER STATED THE FUEL PUMP WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE REOCURED SHORTLY AFTER. THE DEALER FUEL PUMP WOULD NEED TO BE REPAIRED AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO ANOTHER DEALER. THE DEALER THEN STATED THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BECAUSE OF A DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE DID NOT REOCURED . THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,650. AZ

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STEERING

4/10/2014 - WOLCOTT, CT
FAILURE HAPPEN AGAIN. THE VEHICLE AS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER REPLACE. THE CAM SENSOR AND CRANK SENSOR MODULATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER THE FAILURE HAPPEN AGAIN. THE DEALER THEN STATED THAT COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE FAILURE AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE FAILURE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER STATED THE FUEL PUMP WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE REOCURED SHORTLY AFTER. THE DEALER FUEL PUMP WOULD NEED TO BE REPAIRED AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO ANOTHER DEALER. THE DEALER THEN STATED THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BECAUSE OF A DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE DID NOT REOCURED . THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,650. AZ

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AIR BAGS

3/19/2014 - VISALILA, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG HOUSING FAILED, EXPOSING THE AIR BAG. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE WAS CONFIRMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION

2/26/2014 - WESTMONT, IL
TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH THE ENGINE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AND RESUMED NORMALLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED TWICE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE BATTERY WAS REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE A PROBLEM. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,000. RK UPDATED 4/22/14 THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF STEERING AND WOULD NOT CONTINUE TO RUN. THE DEALER ADVISED THE IGNITION WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. UPDATED 04/24/2014

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/26/2014 - WESTMONT, IL
TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH THE ENGINE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AND RESUMED NORMALLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED TWICE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE BATTERY WAS REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE A PROBLEM. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,000. RK UPDATED 4/22/14 THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF STEERING AND WOULD NOT CONTINUE TO RUN. THE DEALER ADVISED THE IGNITION WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. UPDATED 04/24/2014

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2/24/2014 - LAKEWOOD, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ACTIVATED, THE FUNCTION WOULD NOT DEACTIVATE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE BY APPLYING EXCESSIVE FORCE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL AND SHIFTING INTO NEUTRAL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 56,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/31/2013 - BROOTEN, MN
THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING GENERAL MOTORS PASSLOCK ISSUES SINCE IT HAD 60000 MILES ON IT. I CAN NO LONGER TRUST IT TO START, AND HAVE TO LEAVE IT RUN WHEN I HAVE TO BE SOMEWHERE ON TIME.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

12/27/2013 - SCURRY, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT INTERMITTENTLY, THE TURN SIGNALS WOULD INDEPENDENTLY ACTIVATE AND THE HAZARD LIGHTS BECAME OPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

11/27/2013 - PLANO, TX
THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPLAINT FILED ON 11-22-13,ODI# 10553362,ABOUT THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR,THEY WANT TO REPLACE...IT WAS REPLACED ALREADY ON DEC.30,2009.I AM MAKING A LIST OF ALL OF THE WORK I HAVE DONE ON THIS CAR STARTING FROM THE MILEAGE OF 7635,MAY,18,2005.IT WAS ONLY 5 MONTHS OLD,AND THEY HAD TO REPLACE THE GASKET PAN ON THE TRANSMISSION FOR LEAKING.OCT.6,2006,TRANSMISSION WAS LEAKING AGAIN,AND THE COOLER LINE SEAL WAS REPLACED.NOV.1,2006,THE GENERATOR AND ALTERNATOR WAS REPLACED.MILEAGE WAS26,419.JUNE 13,2007,TRANSMISSION LEAKING AGAIN.JAN.5,2009,POWER STEERING LEAK REPLACED GEARTIE RODS AND SEALS,ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON.DEC.4,2009 MILEAGE WAS 70,687.,WATER PUMP WENT OUT AND REPLACED. FEB5,2010,DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS,BUT 800 FRONYEND LF SENSOR FRACTION LIGHT HUB KIT-CPC,MILEAGE WAS71,822. I WAS DRIVING DOWN I-45 GOING TO WORK AT 60 MPH,AND I SAW SOMETHING BLACK FLY OFF OF MY CAR,IT WAS THE BLACK WINDOW STRIPPING THAT HOLDS THE WINDSHIELD ON!!!!!!!! THEN THE COVER ON THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG STARTED TO CURL OFF OF THE BAG.I TOOK IT TO CREST CADILLAC AND THEY TOLD ME IF WOULD COST ABOUT $1,000 TO FIX IT.THESE BOTH WERE MANUFACTURERS DEFAULT OF SLOPPY WORKMANSHIP.CASE #71-986879285..I CONTACTED GM ON 9-13-11,AND ON 9-21-13,A SANDEE EMAILED ME,THEY DID FIX THEM AT NO COST TO ME.BUT STILL IT WAS WORRYING IF THE WINDOW WAS GOING TO FLY OFF ON THE FREEWAY AND KILL SOMEONE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE? 105-12REPLACED FUEL PUMP MILEAGE 95562. I TOOK IT TO GET INSPECTION AND IT WON'T PASS INSP NOW AND THEY WANT OVER 2,000 TO FIX ALL OF THE THINGS THEY ALREADY FIXED. MOTORTREND.COM.RECALLS ON THEM. TANK ASSEMBLY PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES I HAVE SMELLED GAS IN MY CAR SINCE TO THIS MORNING.I WAS WARNED BY THE PLANO,TX.POLICE TO GET INSPEC STICKER HOW DO I DO THAT?

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